Baltimore Hebrew Institute

The Baltimore Hebrew Institute (formerly Baltimore Hebrew University) at Towson University, is committed to supporting the education of Jewish educators, communal professionals and Judaic studies scholars who wish to excel in their chosen fields. 

Historical Context

For 90 years, Baltimore Hebrew University educated the Jewish community and many other scholars about Jewish tradition, culture, history and faith.  It integrated with Towson University in 2009, carrying on their joint commitment to educational excellence.

Main Focus Areas of BHI

The Baltimore Hebrew Institute has two main areas of focus:

Advanced Degrees

We provide outstanding opportunities for post-baccalaureate certificates (Jewish Communal Service and Jewish Education) and Masters degrees in Leadership in Jewish Education and Communal Service and Jewish Studies in a vibrant, cohesive community.

We offer generous scholarships and work with each student to custom tailor a program that meets their goals.

Community Enrichment

At BHI we provide community enrichment in ways that engage and welcome all who are interested. BHI offers non-degree courses (including Modern Hebrew Language instruction), lectures, events, and trips that provide opportunities for adults to deepen their understanding of Jewish and Israeli culture, history, and current events.

“ At TU, I am surrounded by fellow students and professors who have a passion for Jewish education. ”

Jennifer Platt, 2019 Friedman Fellowship Winner

 

Affiliated Faculty

Deborah Barer

Dr. Deborah Barer

Assistant Professor
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies


Hana Bor

Dr. Hana Bor

Professor
Graduate Program Director of Leadership in Jewish Education and Communal Service
Department of Family Studies and Community Development


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Dr. Eyal Bor

Lecturer and Program Coordinator
Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Hebrew Language


Jennifer Caplan

Dr. Jennifer Caplan

Assistant Professor 
Program Director of Jewish Studies Minor
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies


Ben Fisher

Dr. Benjamin Fisher

Associate Professor
Graduate Program Director of Jewish Studies
Department of History


Barry Gittlen

Dr. Barry M. Gittlen

Professor 
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies


Rebecca Shargel

Dr. Rebecca Shargel

Professor
Department of Educational Technology & Literacy


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Dr. Gilad Sharvit

Assistant Professor 
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies


THE GOLDEN I.D PROGRAM

Discounted Tuition and More

If you are 60 years of age, you can get a discounted tuition rate for up to three undergraduate courses. Other benefits include:

  • Discounted parking fee
  • Free access to campus athletic events
  • Discounts to campus cultural events

Find out more about the Golden I.D. Tuition Waiver Program .

 

 Learn About Judaic Books and Artifacts

Housed at the Albert S. Cook Library, we are honored and proud to sustain and expand the largest collection of Judaic books and artifacts in the Mid-Atlantic through the Southeastern United States. The collection contains more than four thousand rare books and documents, including many from the Jewish Cultural Reconstruction that were reclaimed from Nazi seizure following World War II.

 

Contact Information

Baltimore Hebrew Institute

Director Jill Max
Director
Jill Max
Location
College of Liberal Arts
Room 4117
Phone
Diane Seegull
Program Coordinator
Diane Seegull
Location
College of Liberal Arts
Room 4117
Phone